Discovering Beauty in Adversity – Daily Quote


Sometimes the muse abandons us in our quest to create.  We say we are going through a desert, devoid of ideas, lacking inspiration, bereft of dreams. There is life if you are observant. To avoid the heat animals burrowing underground where the earth is cooler. They alter their lifestyle by adopting nocturnal habits. Plants develop spines for protection, deep roots to connect to life-sustaining moisture in the soil, and tough skin to prevent water evaporation.

We must do the same to access the gems we seek. The desert requires us to reach into our core for the gold we pursue. We adjust our procedures, struggling to attain the seeds that spark creation. The amazing thing is the work pays big dividends providing us with things we never imagined. We uncover rich beauty.

Where do you find unexpected beauty?


Keep on writing.


Jo Hawk The Writer

15 thoughts on “Discovering Beauty in Adversity – Daily Quote

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  2. I look for beauty in small things, in small moments. The first turned leaf of autumn, that I notice on the ground, I pick up to keep through at least the next two seasons. When a gray sky turns briefly pastel, that’s unexpected beauty, like the leaf, to me as well. I guess I don’t count on finding beauty in big ways or big things. Maybe I’m missing out, but I tend to keep my beauty-focus small.

    Another great question! I hope your week is off to a good start.

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  3. Great post. Adversity is part of life and we have to learn to cope with it. I wrote a blog article recently on the subject of adversity, inspired by the myth of Hercules. Hercules is one of the most popular hero of the Greek mythology. His life was far from perfect and filled with tragedies. He endured many trials and completed many daunting tasks. The myth of Hercules teaches us that everyone has monsters they need to conquer, seemingly impossible task that they need to accomplish and tragedies they have to overcome. When faced with some difficult situations in life , one can take comfort in the stories of Hercules who went from Zero to Hero, we can survive our own tribulations and become the hero of our own life. My youngest daughter Alize is narrating or rather singing the story of Hercules in my blog article Feel free to check it out!


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